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Photo @jasonedwardsng The Old Man and the Sea. Not only one of my most memorable reads, but the phrase that often pops into my mind when I photograph Sea Turtles. However, this is a female not a male and she is ashore to lay a clutch of eggs in the soft sand. . She was a late arrival to the beach. The sun was high and hot by the time she had finished depositing her eggs and flapped her way across the dune and back into the sea. Her eggs incubated in the warm sand will hatch all at once and the event is known as an eruption. The sudden appearance of the hatchlings increases their chances of survival as predators wait for them to emerge. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild#seaturtle#jasonedwardsng#endangered#reeflife#saveourseas
Photo by @shaazjung | Tigers are often quilled by Porcupines at a young age when they’re extremely curious and playful. They usually rest in water and over time manage to remove the quills unless it’s embedded deep in their paws which can be fatal. Fortunately for this tigress, the quills didn’t hamper her movement and ability to hunt. . . Follow @shaazjung for more of the jungles best kept secrets.
Photo by @daisygilardini | Adélie and emperor are the only true Antarctic penguins. They are the only two species that breed along the entire Antarctic coast (including the Antarctic Peninsula). Most of the other species breed in Subantarctic Islands and/or the Antarctic Peninsula. Penguins rely on their layer of fat to protect them against the cold while in the water, on dry land, keeping warm is all about their feathers. Penguins have different layers of scale-like feathers to protect them from the frigid Antarctic winds. Beneath their main, outer layer of feathers, we can find after-feathers (small downy plumes attached to the main feathers), plumules ( a type of downy feather that is attached directly to the skin) and filoplumes (small, hair-like feathers with barbs at the tip of the shaft). Follow me @daisygilardini for more images and behind-the-scenes stories. #penguin#adeliepenguin#Antarctica#climatechange
Image by @Shannon__Wild // I could talk about the unique genetics required to produce a melanistic leopard, or the feeling I have when I get the chance to film him in between days and weeks of searching and waiting ... but honestly, no words can articulate his beauty, his rarity, his perfection. ⠀ Follow me @Shannon__Wild for more photos and videos of wildlife from around the world where I also share my camera settings for budding photographers. ⠀ #BlackPanther#NatGeoWild#ShannonWild#MelanisticLeopard#Leopard
Photo @jasonedwardsng A solitary giraffe moves among a herd of wildebeest along the shore of the Mara River that separates the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems. The horizon darkened by an immense water-laden storm, heralds the breaking of the short rains, which attracts the herds of the Great Migration across the dry savannah. . Please join me @jasonedwardsng for images and stories from my National Geographic assignments. . #natgeowild#jasonedwardsng#greatmigration#serengeti
Photo by @daisygilardini //The harp seal industry has declined drastically in the last 15 years, thanks to conservation campaigns around the world. The sealing income generated in Canada is at its lowest level since records have been kept. Thirty-five countries, including Russia, have enacted a ban on imported seal products. The Canadian government still supports the hunt for cultural and economic reasons in coastal communities. Follow me @DaisyGilardini for more images and stories behind the scenes. #climatechange#turningthetide#seal#harpseal#wildlifephotography
Video by @joelsartore. While Asiatic golden cats are reported to be decreasing in India and Indonesia, very little is known about their overall status in the wild. If there’s one thing we do know about this cat, it is its ability to survive even under the most dire circumstances. These cats are known to prey on poultry, sheep, and goats – a primary reason why this species is actively hunted by local villagers, but tradition plays a role as well. In certain areas the meat of this cat is considered a delicacy, and legend says that burning the pelt will drive tigers away from the village which has earned them the nickname “fire cats”.
Photo 📸 by @alexbraczkowski A young male lion rests on a large branch of an ancient sycamore fig tree. With rebel groups to the west and human communities to the east, this narrow ~20 km wide strip of savanna is his refuge. In just a few months he will begin a journey to try and find his own territory, away from his 2 sisters and mother. This period of dispersal is one of the toughest of a lions life and they can literally wander hundreds or even thousands of kilometres trying to establish a territory they can defend and breed in. Visit Uganda 🇺🇬 today to see lions like this gorgeous male 🦁 . . . . . #cat#catsofinstagram#cats#lion#bigcat#wild#wildlife#lions#africa#uganda#king#lionking#beauty#eyelevel#birdseyeview
Photo by @BrianSkerry Happy #WorldWhaleDay! - A sperm whale calf, about 6 months old, swims directly below her mom in the waters of the Eastern Caribbean Sea. With the largest brain of all animals on Earth, they are also our planet’s largest predator. Portrayed as monsters for centuries, researchers today are learning that these animals and their societies are far more complex than ever believed. Sperm whale families share unique dialects, parenting techniques and other elements of culture. They have roamed the seas since before humans walked upright and likely possess knowledge about the ocean dating back eons. Coverage from my upcoming story in National Geographic magazine and documentaries on the NG Wild Channel and Nat Geo Channel. To see more photos of whales and other marine wildlife, follow @BrianSkerry#spermwhales#whaleculture#predators#caribbean#whales